The key vitamins and minerals found in a balanced diet allow your bones to grow while also giving your muscles the raw materials that they need to contract without interruption. Providing yourself adequate amounts of nutrition and support may reduce symptoms of your recurrent pain in the top of the foot. To avoid this pain growing out of control or making your limbs numb when you walk, you can support your bone health through using preventative techniques. When providing your body skeletal and muscle support, you greatly reduce the severity of the inflammation in your foot. I did not see any improvement in my pain levels with the popular Glucosamine/Chondroitin combination. Â In addition, research has found that Glucosamine/Chondroitin can up our bad cholestoral levels and may raise the risk for Diabetes, so I have chosen not to experiment further with that combination. Word of Wall Arch's passing reverberated throughout Dinetah; the traditional Navajo homeland. The Navajo people believe their deities travel on rainbows, and that arches and natural bridges are rainbows frozen in time. They are thus sacred locations. So sacred in fact, that they are considered portals into the Mirage World; a place where deities dwell in harmonious balance. Overpronation is a tendency to roll the foot too far inward when walking or running. One telltale sign is wear on the insides of the soles of the shoes. Overpronation puts excess stress on the inner surface of the foot. It also turns the knee and hip slightly inward with every step, rotating the spine. The resulting posture imbalance can lead to chronic backache. Non-surgical Treatment Because of the progressive nature of PTTD, early treatment is advised. If treated early enough, your symptoms may resolve without the need for surgery and progression of your condition can be arrested. To perform a short foot exercise, sit in a sturdy chair, using good posture. Place both feet flat on the floor with your toes pointing straight forward. Raise the arch of your right foot off the floor without curling your toes and lifting your heel. This is called the short foot position. Hold this isometric contraction for six seconds. Relax, and repeat with the left foot. Inch your feet forward and perform another rep with each foot. Perform 15 to 20 repetitions with each foot to strengthen and stabilize the muscles that comprise the longitudinal arch of the foot. You may not realize how much of an impact you make on your feet every day. How much weight you put on them, the pressure they deal with and how very important their function is in serving you. Every day of your life you use your feet and how you treat them will affect you and how you get around. Feet sustain a good portion of injury. Plantar Facsciitus is very, very common with hair stylists, as well as fallen arches, heel spurs, hammer toes, and the like. I was in a walking boot for twelve weeks from my battles with my feet, nearly requiring surgery.